Health Hazard (Blue)

Possible Health Injury

A discussion of health hazards and the terminology used to describe them is given in Appendix A of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200 Appendix A.

Additional Information

  • Material that on exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material.
  • Material that on exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury.
  • Material that on intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury.
  • Material that on short exposure could cause serious temporary or residual injury.
  • Material that on very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury.
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